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6.01 Fitness and well-being reduce the incidence and severity of illness and disability – lowering healthcare costs

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  2. [English] Compilation of Evidence of Effective Active Living Interventions: A Case Study Approach
    2001 - Canada

    “The evidence for the benefits that a physically active society will accrue is strong in terms of enhanced quality of life, reduced disease and disability, and reduced health-care costs. Further,...

  3. [English] Cost Effectiveness of Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions
    2008 - USA

    ” Researchers found that community-based physical activity programs appeared to reduce new cases of disease by: 5-15 cases per 100,000 people for colon cancer; 15-58 cases per 100,000 for breast...

  4. [English] The economic costs of physical inactivity, obesity and overweight in California adults: Health Care,
    2005 - USA

    "In year 2000 dollars, physical inactivity, obesity, and overweight cost California an estimated $21.7 billion a year in direct and indirect medical care ($10.2 billion), workers’ compensation...

  5. [English] The evidence base for arts and culture policy: A brief review of selected recent literature
    2008 - Canada

    "Studies show that the use of arts can cause positive physiological and psychological changes in clinical outcomes; reduce drug consumption; reduce length of stay in hospital; increase job...

  6. [English] The Health Benefits of Parks: How Parks Help Keep Americans and Their Communities Fit and Healthy
    2006 - USA

    Exposure to nature in parks, gardens, and natural area can improve individual and social health. 

  7. [English] Physical Activity: Health benefits and costs to health care system
    2004 - Canada

    “Current estimates place the cost of physical inactivity in Canada at 5.3 billion and the cost of obesity in Canada at $4.3 billion in health care expenditures." " If Canadians were to become more...

  8. [English] Measuring the full economic costs of diet, physical activity and obesity-related chronic diseases
    2006 - USA

    The indirect costs  of obesity and obesity-related dietary and physical activity patterns are often far more important than the direct medical care cost - a Chinese case study found that the...

  9. [English] Economic costs of obesity and inactivity. Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and
    1999 - USA

    The direct costs of inactivity and obesity account for some 9.4% of the national health care expenditures in the United States. Inactivity, with its wide range of health consequences, represents a...

  10. [English] ‘The economic burden of physical inactivity in Canada’
    2000 - Canada

    About $2.1 billion, or 2.5% of the total direct health care costs in Canada, were attributable to physical inactivity in 1999.  A 10% reduction in the prevalence of physical inactivity has the...

  11. [English] Community-based exercise program reduces risk factors for falls in 65- to 75-year-old women with ost
    2002 - Canada

    "Relative to controls, participants in the exercise program experienced improvements in dynamic balance and strength, both important determinants of risk for falls, particularly in older women with...

  12. [English] Overweight and Obesity; Economic Consequences
    2001 - USA

    State-level estimates of medical expenditures related to obesity range from $87 million (Wyoming) to $7.7 billion (California). Obesity-attributable Medicare estimates range from $15 million...

  13. [English] The Cost of Physical Inactivity in Nova Scotia
    2002 - Canada

    Considering both direct and indirect costs, the total economic burden of physical inactivity in Nova Scotia is estimated at $354 million annually.

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